48 Hours

48 Hour Film Las VegasBecause lord knows I hate sleep and am a glutton for punishment, instead of taking a breather as I have a little downtime between projects, I’ve decided to fill the time by engaging in another creative endeavor. But with this one, I need your help!

I’ve formed a team to create a short film for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project, which kicks off Friday, April 8 and is due Sunday, April 10. Yes. 48 hours. Basically, we get a genre, a line of dialog, a character and a prop at 7 p.m. on Friday and have to turn in a finished film of less than seven minutes by 7 p.m. Sunday.

Our team, Mechanical Cow Productions, consists of two producer/writer/directors (myself and Troy Heard) and one co-director/writer/cinematographer (Daniel Lowber), so we definitely have some crew gaps. We could really use not only someone good with film sound, but someone with access to a sound kit. A decent editor would be nice, too, though one or more of us can probably handle that. As well, I’ll likely be doing the score for the film, given my semi-musical background.

And, of course, we’ll need actors, random gofers, and potential locations. We basically will have half a day to write, a day to shoot, and a day to do post-production (editing, scoring, sound design, effects), so if you are available next weekend and have a desire to be involved in a crazy, fun film-making project that pays nothing (outside of food and drink) but will be a great experience (we hope), drop me a message. Or come to one of the mixers this week listed on the Las Vegas 48 HFP microsite.

Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for updates on the film’s progress, screenings and other stuff.

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